While much of the public and political attention has been on coal power generation and its impacts on climate and health, the health threats from burning fossil gas have not been part of the discussion on future-proof energy production and deserve greater attention.
ClientEarth, CAN Europe, CEE Bankwatch, E3G and HEAL have sent a joint letter to Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager concerning the leaked draft Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (“TCTF”) and our concerns by the direction taken.
The proposed changes to the Temporary Crisis Framework come with risks. They are far reaching, even if “temporary”. We are concerned that the risks outweigh the potential benefits, not only in terms of impact on the single market but also on the environment and especially the EU’s climate commitments. We have three concerns:
1. The lack of green conditionalities
2. The risk of inconsistencies with the Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental
protection and energy (“CEEAG”)
3. The lack of public consultation and transparency
Read the full letter here